Jake Paul Claps Back at Dana White – Reveals His Pick for UFC 260: Miocic vs. Ngannou

Published 03/27/2021, 6:00 AM EDT
MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul celebrates after defeating AnEsonGib in a first round knockout during their fight at Meridian at Island Gardens on January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)


Internet sensation Jake Paul is on the verge of taking on former MMA champion Ben Askren. However, the fight has received immense criticism from fans and critics. This has not stopped Paul from carrying out his antics, and now the YouTuber has lashed out at UFC President, Dana White.

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Paul has been in the headlines for the past few months thanks to his trash-talks and ambitious call-outs. And although he goes into the fight against Askren as the favorite, the UFC President does not believe in the hype. So much so that he said he’d bet $1 million on Askren.

MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 29: Jake Paul during the weigh-in for Miami Fight Night on January 29, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Paul will fight AnEsonGib in a match at Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami on January 30. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)

‘The Problem Child’ has now clapped back at White. In a social media post, Paul showed off his speed and power on the heavy bag and said, “I’m not a boxer? Dana White betting against me? He’s going to chicken out of the bet.”

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This comes because White said Paul is not a real boxer. The outspoken UFC President said that would be the defining factor on fight night. However, Paul is having none of it. Clearly, the 2-0 boxer is confident White will not back up his words.

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Jake Paul reveals his pick for UFC 260: Miocic vs. Ngannou

After hitting out at White, Paul showed his willingness to put his money where his mouth is. The internet sensation revealed he would bet on the Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou fight and gave his pick for UFC 260.

Paul said, “I’m backing Stipe.”

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Miocic goes into the bout as the underdog on paper. However, Paul’s comments showed he is confident that the experienced campaigner can get the victory over hard-hitting Ngannou. Although, unlike White, ‘The Problem Child’ did not disclose how much he would be betting.

If Paul beats Askren on April 17, this war of words with White will continue. However, it will be intriguing to see how much longer the UFC President acknowledges the internet sensation’s trash-talk.

What do you make of these comments from Jake Paul? Do you agree with his pick for UFC 260: Miocic vs. Ngannou?

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READ: UFC 260- Stipe Miocic vs Francis Ngannou: Prediction and Analysis

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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